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Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Music | April 2003 (USA)
In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American ... See full summary »

Director:

Rick McKay

Writer:

Rick McKay

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11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edie Adams ... Herself
Bea Arthur ... Herself
Elizabeth Ashley ... Herself
Alec Baldwin ... Himself
Kaye Ballard ... Herself
Bryan Batt ... Himself
Betsy Blair ... Herself
Jim Borstelmann ... Himself
Tom Bosley ... Himself
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Carol Burnett ... Herself
Kitty Carlisle ... Herself
Carol Channing ... Herself
Betty Comden ... Herself
Barbara Cook ... Herself
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In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American theatre. This may be the last chance that these stories may be documented, for unlike film and television, live theatre exists only in the memories of those who were there watching, or more importantly, creating this magic. 'Broadway' tells the stories of these legendary performers, composers and writers while illustrating their tales with amazing, rare, archival performance footage and these legends' own home movies and photos. Written by Anonymous

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One filmmaker's search for a Broadway that was lost, and the 100 legends that he found... See more »


Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway See more »

Filming Locations:

Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Rick McKay edited the film on his home computer. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Verdon: Now they tell me that it was The Golden Age of Broadway, but when you're that involved with it, you don't know you're in The Golden Age. And after I left the stage, I immediately started playing everybody's mother in movies!
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A documentary that resonates with viewer
2 November 2004 | by jrparishSee all my reviews

Unlike so many quickly forgotten documentaries this sterling entry is a memorable experience, both educational and fun for anyone with whatever degree of interest/curiosity in the history of Broadway musicals and its Golden Age talent. Since so many of these celebrities are at the age where they soon might not be with us, it is a godsend to have their thoughts on their craft captured for posterity.

This is the type of film where one viewing is not sufficient to capture all the flavor and nuances of the star-studded personalities captured in interview by the filmmaker.

A very worthwhile experience!!!


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